Thursday, May 16, 2019
is, "All Creatures Great and Small, the animal show." I have two pieces that I am entering that are 'my style'. They are crazy stylized abstracted imagery. Because I feel that some people probably think that I just can not paint, I am entering this third piece (you can have up to three), which is done in a more classical style. It has already sold which tells you I probably should paint more conservatively and make more $$. But, alas, I paint with my own voice. Having said all that, I do have to admit that the rabbit is really sweet.
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Friday, May 3, 2019
Titled, "Day Dreaming", it is 12"x 16" and acrylic.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Have a great conversation..... ;-) I have to get back to work....di
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Friday, March 22, 2019
|Extraordinary is the Ordinary|
I use a lot of visual symbols as part of my visual stories and chairs for me, represent stable, functional, every day existence. Yet, in my mind, they become more. They can become a magical source of joy, possibilities, and wonder. Every day is filled with common daily living but if you look closely, all things contain a seed of enigmatic possibilities.
When the ordinary becomes extraordinary that for me begins a story.
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019
This jewel has already found it's forever home in Canada. I have to admit that I will miss it.
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Monday, February 18, 2019
I also have been notified that this site may be discontinued in the near future. If I read the notice right-the server will not be serving. So I have created a new website www.difergi.com and hope you will visit me there. Also, I almost daily post on Facebook as DiFergi's and sell on Etsy, (my store is Difergi) ....
So you can see that though I do not particularly like cell phones....Social media is my friend. Find me :-)
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Monday, January 28, 2019
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Thursday, December 20, 2018
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Saturday, December 15, 2018
|"We are the Village"|
This is for a group of special friends and they are truly
'the village that raises the child'. They are bonded together by their sisterhood, morals, and commitment to their families.
I really enjoyed painting this for them and am in awe of their inner strength and love for each other.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
This piece was last week's class from LFI2018, where we were to paint a portrait in the style of Lucien Freud. Of course mine is not near what his work represents BUT I really loved doing a more realistic approach than I usually do.
It is always fun to experiment and get outside of a series that you are working on.
So I am sharing with you ...a passion....
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Monday, November 5, 2018
|Life is Magical|
This piece is 30x30, acrylic on canvas and I am calling it, "Life is Magical". I use to use a lot of chairs in my work. For me, they symbolized that the ordinary can be extraordinary. Many times, I have use chairs to express the whimsy and magic in our imaginations/spirits.
So anyway...here is my newest piece. Dance with the chairs! Enjoy....
Posted by difergi at 11:10 AM
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Sometimes you have a favorite painting and this is one of those times. Perhaps it is because of my love affair with deep blue...maybe because I love a simple, pure image. I do not know why but I do love this piece. I am calling it, "Night Circus", because it reminds me of a book I once read. The circus in the book was only black and white but still, I find the magic of that circus in this painting.
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Monday, October 29, 2018
These two pieces are fairly large for a paper image. The both measure 26"L x 22"H. They are acrylic and are slated for a small showing in December/January.
To be honest, I am not sure where I was going with them ...but I do like them both. :-)
|"Where Do We Go From Here?"|
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Monday, September 24, 2018
My small polka dot horse is 'photo bombing' as he is my symbol for unconditional love. The little girl in the green dress is quite in love with him! If there is anything we should treasure, especially on Sunday, it is unconditional love. IMHO
This piece has a real folk art feel to it. Who knew??? I see a bit of Gauguin and who knows who else in it. Maybe ME!
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Sunday, September 9, 2018
|"Remembering and Waiting"|
This is 18x24, acrylic on paper.... enjoy!
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Friday, August 31, 2018
I have a Renoir challenge coming up and I think I am going to do a contemporary party scene somewhat in the styles of these two pieces. A big piece! Now all I have to do is find a party to go to and take pictures. In my small little town that may be a challenge...hmmmm, must throw party myself- great a picture of a bunch of old people! Squash that idea...
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Sunday, August 26, 2018
|My Journey, My Way|
It is 30x36 I think, so it is a good size piece. Think I want to hang it in my house for a while...now, to find a place, therein lies the problem...hey, there are worse problems...lol
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Of course, this is my painting style but the genre was definitely not. It is good to step outside of my own box and stretch a little. Won a little cash, a ribbon, and all is good.
Meanwhile, going to the art store today and will get some new larger canvases...back to work...Blessings
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Sunday, July 29, 2018
|"It is All About the Accessories"|
The exercise was fun and I pushed myself. Maybe baby steps but I am heading in the right direction. Learning and growing because after all...if you stop growing you start dying...and I DO NOT want that! This will be part of my "urban girls" series...of which I have two now...(not sure that even qualifies for a series, oh well,)...
Posted by difergi at 10:59 AM
Saturday, July 28, 2018
My work is narrative for the most part. To me, there is an intrigue to narrative art...instead of just being an object to view, narrative art is an invitation to stop and create your own story. Each viewer can relate to a piece in their own way.
Loving to read, I think I carried that over to my artwork. A good story has many plot twists and many possible endings. Yes, my works can be 'weird' ...but weird makes you ponder. I like that!
This piece is layered with potential meaning....hmmmm
Posted by difergi at 9:34 AM
Friday, July 6, 2018
These particular artworks are all 18"x 24" done on paper. Love working on paper (special heavy duty kind) because the pieces are easier to store and show. However, framing for shows is more expensive than canvas so that is definitely a negative.
Okay, back to work for me....smile!
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Tuesday, July 3, 2018
|"Searching for Wisdom"|
|"Where do we go from Here?"|
I finished up these two smaller paintings (12"x 12") this past week and I am liking them....The first is pretty standard in my series of searching/trying to be better 'enlightened' beings. I like the open cranium, in that to me, it represents the processing of information and dissimulation of knowledge.
The second piece is a response to the chaos in the world today. The second one pretty much summarizes the way I feel at the moment...pretty helpless. Again it is an artistic response to the world today (in my stylized imagery sort of way).
So...enough soul baring...have a great day and honor the present....di
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Sunday, June 24, 2018
The name of the piece is, "Not Adele", because Adele is one of Klimt's favorite models (love) that he painted many times over.
Now, I have to go and remake beds....I think I am one of the few people who 'cherish' winter...
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Now... that I have depressed everyone and no one will like this painting anymore, I guess I should stop writing....BUT, I do think it is a good piece of artwork because true art (IMHO) must reflect our lives and the times!! ...di
Posted by difergi at 9:31 AM
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Everything is in order...I think, I have everything done except the more smalls the better. Working on those everyday. These particular small pieces (4x6") sell at a show for $30 and are original, painted, mixed media pieces. They are actually fun to do because the imagination can go crazy. There is more time in them than I am monetarily rewarded for but oh wellllll'....
Posted by difergi at 11:22 AM
Monday, May 7, 2018
This is a small piece on paper, 9x12 and worked up fairly quickly. I love the piece's quirkiness and hope you do also.
Have a good one...Di
Posted by difergi at 12:31 PM
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Now, are 'real' paintings better than 'fun' paintings. Absolutely not. All my paintings are created to the best of my ability but I do think you hear my innermost voice strongest in the paintings for exhibit. They are more thought out and have more of a story. 'Fun' or 'Real', they are both art and hopefully interesting and thought provoking. So now you know....... :-)
PS this painting will be showing at Broadway Studios and Gallery, Knoxville, TN...with a body of work the month of June...opening June 1
Posted by difergi at 1:40 PM
Friday, April 27, 2018
I am calling it, "Over Coffee", and to me she is just absorbed in listening and understanding. Yes, she looks like she REALLY needs some caffeine..but I find her engaged and engaging visually.
This one is 18" 24" and I used acrylic, inks, graphite, and pastels.
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Saturday, April 7, 2018
This is a result of an assignment about Frida Kahlo--yes, you are right, the is not Frida--and she is suppose to have flowers in her hair, never have been good at following directions. I use the class as a springboard for ideas and new painting techniques. This technique is quite a bit busier than I usually do-but I like it.
This is 18 x 24 acrylic on paper....took awhile, so tomorrow is catch up day with the chores...yuck
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Thursday, April 5, 2018
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Friday, March 30, 2018
This is a 'class project' of a mixed media piece utilizing mainly soft pastels! I haven't used my pastels in easily 20 years but I found them, claimed them and had a lot of fun with them. I am calling this work- The Church Ladies. From the pictures, you can see that we started out gluing down the basic shapes and working from there. Pastels can be soft and gentle or wild and emotive. We were encouraged to be wild and emotive. Leaving marks raw and exposed is something I love, love, love, to do! This is not one of my 'series' pieces, but I had fun working on it. It was a great exercise.
Posted by difergi at 9:14 AM
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Painting large is so gratifying that is hard to go back and do smaller pieces. But if I must, I must......
Taking the rest of the day off from painting and tending to the business side of the 'coin'....
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Monday, March 19, 2018
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Friday, March 9, 2018
Really enjoying using the strong, whimsical colors, and playful imagery. Do not ask me what the images mean because I am not quite sure! Maybe in retrospect (10 years from now) I will be able to identify where my head was at.
For now I am just enjoying the fun of seeing where my intuition takes me and hopefully the paintings carry you to a playful place. For now...Flowing on....
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